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Looking for some recommendations

I'd like to find some CDs of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D and Widor's Toccata from his 5th symphony. Anybody have any recommendations for good recordings of these two works?

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My favorite recording of the Bach is still the one by E. Power Biggs on RCA. The one done by Jean Guillou on the Great Organ of St. Eustache church in Paris is an excellent recording technically, and quite spectacular, but musically I still prefer Biggs' performance.

The best recording of the Widor, IMO, is the one that was recorded by Virgil Fox at the original Garden Grove Community Church (the church that existed before the Crystal Cathedral was built) in 1977.

This recording, incidentally, was recorded as an analog direct-to-disc recording at the same time that it was recorded digitally for CD release. I was there for the Sunday afternoon public concert of this material at the time, and have both the DDLP and the CD. The CD Number is Bainbridge BCD8104. The LP set is on Crystal Clear Records but I don't have the number handy at the moment.

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Sounds good. Thanks for the

Sounds good. Thanks for the input, I'll look those up.

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Where can the CD be purchased

Where can the CD be purchased?

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Thanks for the memories. Reading this I flashed back to a time right before I started engineering for the Atlanta Symphony. I got to record Diane Bish a few times at Coral Ridge. What a thrill to feel these great pieces! Would love to hear these master recordings after all these years.

Wow, great stuff!

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Allen Fant wrote:

Where can the CD be purchased?

I see 2 copies available for purchase (used) at Discogs.com

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commsysman wrote:
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My favorite recording of the Bach is still the one by E. Power Biggs on RCA.

Can you provide a link to this? My recollection includes only Columbia recordings.

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Thanks! for sharing- Kal.

Thanks! for sharing- Kal.

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Allen Fant wrote:
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Thanks! for sharing- Kal.

I am not of your tone of voice. FWIW, my request was honest.

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Kal Rubinson wrote:
Kal Rubinson wrote:
commsysman wrote:

My favorite recording of the Bach is still the one by E. Power Biggs on RCA.

Can you provide a link to this? My recollection includes only Columbia recordings.

My error; my CD is indeed Columbia MK42647.

I also have it on a very old LP, but that number will require some digging.

I see that Amazon has around 10 used copies available on vinyl for under $10 each.

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What are you attempting to

What are you attempting to say/share- Kal?

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No need in acting like an

No need in acting like an Asshole- Kal?

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commsysman wrote:
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Kal Rubinson wrote:
commsysman wrote:

My favorite recording of the Bach is still the one by E. Power Biggs on RCA.

Can you provide a link to this? My recollection includes only Columbia recordings.

My error; my CD is indeed Columbia MK42647.
I also have it on a very old LP, but that number will require some digging.

I see that Amazon has around 10 used copies available on vinyl for under $10 each.

Thanks. AFAIK, Biggs recorded for RCA only very early in his career but, with Sony (and others) swallowing the traditional labels, one can never be sure.

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Allen Fant wrote:
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What are you attempting to say/share- Kal?

Read my lips. What do you think I am saying?

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